Great Hall "Ca' Granda", Università Statale di Milano

The Great Hall at the Rectorate of the University of Milan is part of the magnificent Renaissance building, the so-called “Ca' Granda”, designed in the mid-fifteenth century by the famous architect Filarete. The project was commissioned by the duke Francesco Sforza and duchess Bianca Maria Visconti, who wanted to build a unique and monumental city hospital. Its construction was later completed by the architects Solari and Amadeo and further modified during the 17th century; it was then heavily damaged during the Second World War. During the 1950s the building was restored and was then given to the University of Milan.

Today it has been remodeled and features Tempo armchairs with Evo side panels in the stalls, with removable upholstered armrests, customized backrest with double stitching, and equipped with writing tablet; Papillon armchairs for the boardroom; Trendy First Class armchairs for the speakers, foyer and offices; Naxos sofas for the stage; as well as custom-made furniture for the foyer and cloakroom.




  • renovation of great hall
  • maximum flexibility to host events of various kinds
  • 636 seats of the Tempo armchairs with Evo side panel, upholstered armrest finish and writing tablet
  • 89 Papillon armchairs for the reception hall
  • 31 Trendy First Class seats for speakers, foyer and offices
  • Naxos sofas for the stage
  • custom-made furniture for the foyer and cloakroom


Great Hall at the Rectorate of the University of Milan



Milan, Italy


End Use

Great hall e conference room, reception hall, foyer e cloakroom, offices



Mdu Architects

Covered area

great hall 3,380 sqm

other 2,500 sqm


Supplied Materials



Supplied Products

Tempo, Papillon, Trendy First Class, Naxos


Year of completion


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supplied products

Tempo, Papillon, Trendy First Class, Naxos, custom seats

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